November 5, 2015 - DFEH Wins Race and Sex Discrimination Court Case
October 29, 2015 - DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Los Primos Restaurant
August 24, 2015 - Target to pay $2.8 million for discriminatory hiring tests
August 11, 2015 - Department of Fair Employment and Housing Sues Los Angeles Financing Company For Sex Discrimination In Subprime Automobile Loans To Women.
August 7, 2015 - Federal Court upholds most of Panel's Report in DFEH Settlement with Law School Admissions Council.
July 10, 2015 - Supreme Court upholds a key tool fighting discrimination in the housing market from the Washington Post
June 3, 2015 - Director Kevin Kish named one of California's top Labor and Employment Lawyers by the Daily Journal
March 19, 2015 - DFEH Settles Farmworkers Sexual Discrimination Case
May 20, 2014 - DFEH's Historic Settlement with the Law School Admission Council
A multimillion-dollar settlement levels the playing field for individuals with disabilities in law school admissions and provides for compensation to victims of discrimination and changes in LSAC’s policies or practices. See more.
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NOTICE: JUNE 26, 2015
ONLINE SYSTEM USERS: DID YOU FILE A COMPLAINT AND REQUEST AN IMMEDIATE RIGHT-TO-SUE NOTICE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 19 THROUGH TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015? If so, the DFEH Case Management System service provider experienced a system problem that may have created an “Amended” complaint instead of an original complaint. If you need the DFEH to correct your notice, please contact the Communications Center at 1-800-884-1684. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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DFEH Procedural Regulations Rulemaking Action
The Department’s Amendments to its Procedural Regulations has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and was filed with the Secretary of State on June 2, 2015. The emergency regulations that this action makes permanent – which outline the pre-complaint inquiry process and make clear that there is no longer administrative adjudication of claims, i.e. the Department files complaints in civil court – remain effective and the effective date of the rest of the amendments – which only make technical and clarifying changes – is October 1, 2015.
- Notice of Approval of Emergency Regulatory Action
- Approved Emergency Text
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Initial Statement of Reasons
- Text of Proposed Amendments to the DFEH Procedural Regulations
- Final Statement of Reasons
- Notice of Approval
- Final Text
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